Members of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) have rejected President Akufo Addy’s candidacy for chief executive
Ernest Arthur was appointed by the President after serving as Mayor of the Central Region’s capital from 2017-2021.
He had contested the parliamentary seat of Cape Coast South, but lost to Kweku Ricketts-Hagan of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 2020 elections
On Monday, September 27, when he was due to be elected by 65 MPs, he received only 34 votes in favor.
This was not enough to confirm that he was 31 with a “no”.
When he was first nominated in 2017, he was 99 percent elected mayor of Cape Coast. He then was chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Cape Coast South constituency.
According to local government regulations, a candidate must vote two-thirds of the vote to be confirmed.
Another election is expected to be held within 10 days by the Ghana Electoral Commission (EC) to see if Ernest Arthur is popular